Committees

WCC  COMMITTEES

JOIN A COMMITTEE! Contact information for the committee chairs can be found in the Member Directory. 

WCC offers a smorgasbord of opportunities to connect with other members and other civic organization with which we partner and to engage in the work of the club. In addition to becoming part of a working Action Group,  members are welcome to become involved in planning public forums and special events, as well as events sponsored by the Action Groups. WCC also offers committee work to recruit and retain members (Membership Committee) as well as to help prepare multiple communications (Bulletin, website, social media, publicity, etc.) (Communications Committee).

ACTION GROUPSWCC implements Civic Engagement projects through its action groups  (see below) and its collaborative efforts. The focus of each action group evolves in response to changing needs.  Read more …

STATUS OF WOMEN addresses a range of women’s empowerment issues.  The group collaborates with other community groups to promote women’s physical, mental and economic health. One initiative is sponsoring an annual women’s health initiative expo on Fountain Square.  Read more ... To join, contact co-facilitators Susan Noonan and Harriet Kaufman.

An informal book club meets every one or two months, usually the third Saturday at 10 am, to discuss a book of common interest to WCC members, non-fiction but also fiction. Meetings and selections are announced in the Bulletin and weekly updates. Contact Sarah Gideonse for more information and to join.

ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION GROUP works on projects that green the urban environment and elevate eco-awareness. The committee co-sponsors a series of community conversations at St. John’s Unitarian Church, Changing Co2urse: Local Solutions to Global Crises.   Read more .. For more information and to join, contact  the chair Jeanne Nightingale.

EDUCATION ACTION GROUP (EAG) supports city public school children’s achievement and helps ensure children at risk have a fighting chance of making a success of their lives. The main project is tutoring kindergartners  in inner city schools in literacy skills, now in abeyance because of Covid 19.  Read more …   To join the committee, contact chair Sarah Gideonse. For more information about tutoring and to volunteer, contact Linda Wihl.

SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTION GROUP addresses inequities due to systemic poverty, racism, and classism.  To join, contact David Siders. THRIVING CINCINNATI has folded into the Social Justice Committee. CLICK HERE for more information.

EVENT PLANNING COMMITTEES

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:  This committee plans public forums that are held several times through the year to educate the public about issues concerning the community. The committee selects topics, speakers and format; identifies venues and actively promotes each forum in the community. Read more …  Contact Jeff Dey, chair, for more information and to join.

NATIONAL SPEAKER’S FORUM COMMITTEE meets monthly throughout the year to plan the annual National Speaker event in April. Read more … To learn more and to join, contact Alice Schneider.

SEASONGOOD LUNCHEON  COMMITTEE  plans the annual spring Agnes B. Seasongood Luncheon that features a woman leader in the Cincinnati are, who, most years, represents the first in her field locally. Three or more graduating high school young women receive Education Awards. Read more...  To join, contact the chair Susan Noonan.

FEIST-TEA — The committee produces the annual Feist-Tea, a winter fun event when we gather for an elegant tea to honor  three or four of our most feisty members whom we hold up as examples to emulate as we work toward fulfilling our purpose as a club. The event raises funds for the Education Awards, whose purpose is to encourage responsible civic awareness in graduating high school women who write an essay worthy of recognition.  To join, contact chair Laurie Frank. Read more ... 

                                                           STANDING COMMITTEES

MEMBERSHIP  COMMITTEE is responsible for recruiting, engaging and retaining new members.   Read more … For more information and to join, contact Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney.

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE endeavors to ensure effective internal and external communications about Woman’s City Club activities, enhance the Club’s profile in Greater Cincinnati and provide a public platform for the civic voice. It connects members and friends in the community through its website, monthly Bulletins, weekly Updates, social media, flyers and press releases.   For more information and to join, contact Sarah Gideonse.

FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE organizes food and beverages for WCC forums and gatherings. To join, contact Sharon McCreary.

Current members of WCC:  these committees can be found below.

 

ACTION GROUPS
EVENT PLANNING COMMITTEES (CONTINUED)
Social Justice Action Committee
David Siders, VP Civic Engagement (Chair)
Steering committee:
Sarah Gideonse
Harriet Kaufman
Susan Noonan

Education Action Group Committee
Sarah Gideonse (Chair)
Steering committee:
Harriet Kaufman
Helen O’Neal
Beverly Thomas
Dee Shaffer
Fran Turner
Linda Wihl

Environmental Action Group
Jeanne Nightingale (Chair)
Sarah Gideonse
Lynn Hamamoto

Pinky Kocoshis
Hera ReinesStatus of Women Action Group
Susan Noonan & Harriet Kaufman (Co-chairs)
Jo-Ann Huff Albers
Jill Bley
Marge Davis
Sarah Gideonse (book club)
Alice Schneider
Jan Seymour

Thriving Cincinnati (folded into Social Justice Action Group)

 

EVENT PLANNING COMMITTEES

National Speaker Committee

Alice Schneider and Susan Noonan, Co-Chairs
Jane Anderson
Janet Buening
Sarah Gideonse
Barbara Myers
Jeanne Nightingale
Susan Noonan
Jeanette Rost
Alice Schneider

Kay Yount-Smith
Mary Wells

Feist-Tea Committee
Laurel Frank (Chair)
Jo-Ann Huff Albers
Marge Davis
Jeff Dey
Joy Haupt
Charmaine McGuffey
Helen O’Neal
Beverly Thomas
Stephanie Stoller

Program Committee
Jeff Dey, VP Programs, Chair  
Janet Buening
Dot Christensen
Marge Davis
Sarah Gideonse
Amy Katzman
Jeanne Nightingale
Susan Noonan
Hera Reines
Beverly Thomas

Seasongood Luncheon Committee
Susan Noonan (Chair)
Beverly Thomas & Leslie Spencer (Chairs, Education Awards)
Marge Davis
Anne Fierst
Sharon McCreary
Vicky Motch
Alice Schneider
Leslie Spencer
Stephanie Stoller
Mary Wells

Hospitality Committee
Sharon McCreary (Chair)
Jo-Ann Huff Albers
Marge Davis
Susan Noonan

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEES

Membership Committee

Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney (Chair)
Cassandra Barham
Anne Buening
Janet Buening
Jeff Dey
Sarah Gideonse
Beth Sullebarger

Communications Committee
Sarah Gideonse (Chair)
Jo-Ann Huff Albers
Patty Kelly
Susan Noonan
Alice Schneider
Beth Sullebarger
Janet Walsh

Finance & Development Committee
Marcia Togneri  (Chair)
Carole Donnelly (Development)
Michelle Dillingham
Barbara Elleman
Susan Noonan (Development)
Jeanette Rost
Nancy Lu Walters (Development)

Nominating Committee 2020-2021
Sharon McCreary
Hera Reines
Alice Schneider
Stephanie Stoller
Emily Thobe